Violence at Guildhall

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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As Ian Paisley and Major Ronald Bunting addressed their loyalist supporters in the Derry Guildhall, a large crowd of Catholics grew hostile outside.

  • Title
    Violence Outside Guildhall : Day 3
  • 1st Broadcast
    04/01/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:54
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Violence at Guildhall
  • Extended description

    As Ian Paisley and Major Ronald Bunting addressed their loyalist supporters in the Derry Guildhall, a large crowd of Catholics grew hostile outside.

    The crowd was addressed by a number of civil rights leaders, including Ivan Cooper and Eamonn McCann, who had come from the People's Democracy march. All speakers urged the crowd to disperse, emphasising the damage any attack on the Loyalist gathering would have on the civil rights campaign.

    Despite the appeals, there was some stone-throwing and breaking of windows, and Bunting's car was overturned and set on fire. Police use water cannons to disperse the crowd.

    The report also features the damage done to shop-fronts and shop contents, as well as hoarding being put up to protect shops in the event of further trouble.

    This clip is mute.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report on the violence at the Guildhall in Derry on day four of the People's Democracy march broadcast on 4 January 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Derry, Londonderry, Guildhall, Ian Paisley, Ronald Bunting, Ivan Cooper, Eamonn McCann, People's Democracy
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Belfast
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N4/0069A
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mute
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
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